06/30/15 10:09am

FireFlies Del Ray
Fireflies, located at 1501 Mount Vernon Avenue in Alexandria Virginia is looking for servers for their cool joint. See the notice below.

06/30/15 10:00am

King Street Blues
Dine out at King Street Blues, located at 112 N. Saint Asaph Street in Alexandria, Virginia, TODAY (Tuesday, June 30) from 11:30 AM to 10:30 PM, to benefit Friends of Alexandria Archaeology (FOAA). Let your server know you are there for the Archaeology Blues Benefit and a percentage of your check with be donated to FOAA.

Contact Whitney Stohr for more information.

(Flickr Pool photo by Mark Fischer, on Flickr)

06/30/15 9:48am

We have a BIG thing to announce today.

We’re launching a podcast next Thursday, July 9.

This is no ordinary local podcast. I plan shaking things up and taking a different approach from other shows.

You’ll get to hear what I mean starting next week. We’ll be releasing a brand new episode each Thursday of the week. There will be weekly guests.

But, I can’t do it without your help. Please let me know any topics you’d like me to cover in the week’s ahead. Let me know in the comments below or via the contact me form.

Thank you readers!

06/29/15 4:50pm
Alexandria Fire Department badge

The Alexandria Fire Department reminds those who visit, live, and work in the City of Alexandria that it is unlawful for any person to store, offer for sale, expose for sale, sell at retail, use or explode any fireworks (including sparklers) within the City limits. The Fire Marshal will, at the owner’s expense, seize and take all fireworks found in the City. The above offenses are Class One misdemeanors in the City of Alexandria and are punishable by a $2,500 fine and/or up to 12 months in prison.

Fireworks violations may be reported to the Alexandria Fire Department at 703-746-5227 or the Alexandria Police Department at 703.746.4444.

Decades of tragic experience have proved that fireworks are too dangerous to be used at home by amateurs. Improper handling of fireworks and sparklers all too often results in injuries. More than 9,600 fireworks injuries occur annually. Of these, 62% of fireworks injuries were burns, while 20% are lacerations. Young people suffer the majority of fireworks injuries, which can result in amputations, severe eye injuries, disfigurement, and even death.

Alexandrians can enjoy the excitement and beauty of fireworks at City-sponsored events. These programs are presented by professionals working in compliance with City codes and ordinances. For information on these events, call the Alexandria special events line at 703.746.5592 or 703.746.5418.

For more information, contact Andrea Buchanan/ Russell Furr, Assistant Fire Marshals, Alexandria Fire Department.

06/29/15 3:55pm

Engine 202
Building to Reopen June 30

This morning, Monday June 29, a small fire began in the attic of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum. The museum’s sprinkler system immediately discharged and the fire was quickly extinguished by the Alexandria Fire Department and City staff. The Museum’s 1792 building, including Gadsby’s Tavern Restaurant, was affected by the water from the sprinkler system. City staff are following the Museum’s disaster plan to minimize damage to the building and its collection.

The Museum and the Restaurant will open to the public for regular operations on Tuesday, June 30; however, Tuesday evening dance classes at the Museum will be cancelled.

In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Gadsby’s Tavern was the center of social and political life in Alexandria and the new Federal City of Washington. The tavern served as the premier gathering place for residents – including George Washington – and visitors to eat, drink, learn, and influence history. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum is located at 134 North Royal Street in the heart of Old Town Alexandria.

(Flicker Pool photo by Mick, on Flickr)

06/29/15 3:47pm

An extraordinary home for sale in Alexandria, Virginia's Warwick Village neighborhood at 128 Sanborn Place
This extraordinary 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath townhouse is for sale and located at 128 Sanborn Place in the Warwick Village neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia.

Via the listing

Three level, end unit townhouse in Del Ray with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Features include an open & spacious floor plan, gas fireplace, separate dining room, kitchen nook perfect for an office space, large master en suite with walk-in closet, lower level rec room (with bath rough-in) and a one car garage. Private rear patio and yard provides a quiet oasis. Walk to “The Avenue”!

Contact the Realtor at this link if you’re interested in more information about this property.

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